Banteay Samre is located 400 metres to the east of the East Baray passed the local village, Preah Dak. It was built during the reign of King Suryavarman II and King Yasovarman II in the early 12th century. It is a Hindu temple in the Angkor Wat style.
Banteay Samre in Cambodia is fairly “off the beaten track”, found far from the more went by Angkor sanctuaries. The sanctuary is named after the Samre, an antiquated ethnic Indochinese tribe in all likelihood identified with the Khmers. Banteay, is a Khmer word for citadel.
In its engineering and style the sanctuary looks to some extent like the two its neighbor, Banteay Srei, and the superb Angkor Wat itself. Banteay Samre features would need to incorporate the inside canal which when loaded with water more likely than not given the sanctuary an otherworldly and serene sensation. And after that obviously, the sanctuary’s area and environment set inside lovely rice paddies and neighborhood towns.